Biggest river related event in Europe


The Drina Regatta is a central tourist and recreational event, held on the Drina River since 1994. It is organised by S.T.C. “Bajina Basta” and the Municipality of Bajina Basta for recreation in wooden rafts. The regatta is the most visited event in Western Serbia and central summer event on the water in the region.
The traditional 28km route passes through the mountain scenery from Lake Perućac in Tara national park to the village of Rogačica. The downhill regatta is a fun, recreational event rather than a competition, with hundreds of boats, rafts and kayaks taking part and often accompanied by trumpet music and barbecues. The four-day event has attracted more 100,000 visitors annually and it features concerts and other entertainment such as diving from a bridge and a fish-soup competition.
The emerald-green, 346km-long Drina river flows along the border between Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina through canyons and gorges, with fast stretches tamed by artificial lakes and dams. The regatta passes by one of the iconic sights of western Serbia – the house on the Drina river. This wooden house, perched on a rock in the middle of the river, has existed for half a century, despite being periodically flooded away and rebuilt.
Drina Regatta has been a favorite summer destination for many public figures who are rafting on the river on the „VIP raft.“ Besides  “ VIP raft “ on the regatta are also sailing a few wooden rafts made like the original model of the old Drina rafters, who sailed on the trunks of felled tree from Tara mountain. Couple of boats with trumpeters traditionally follows several kilometers long line of Regatta rafters and gives rhythm to it.
 Drina Regatta in Tara National Park, Serbia
 Drina Regatta in Tara National Park, Serbia
 Drina Regatta in Tara National Park, Serbia
 Drina Regatta in Tara National Park, Serbia
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